In this episode I talk to Alice Bettany about Catnip (Nepeta cataria) a herb which is often associated with children as it is so gentle. But gentle doesn't mean it isn't effective! We're so used to hitting things with a sledge hammer now a days we've lost respect for the gentle things in life. We also talked about she sheds and the comfort of a big bosom.. as you do.
There is a lifestyle movement in the blogosphere which goes by the name of slow living. It promotes taking the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life such as; the smell of air by the ocean, the glow of the sunset on a long summers day, the satisfaction of picking home-grown vegetables or making your own bread. For some it means using crafts to make things by hand but it doesn't have to be.
In Episode 11 we talk about Cleavers with Katherine Bellchambers. She talks about how to store the fresh juice as ice cubes, save someone from anaphylactic shock and what it takes to make a wise herbalist. I also tell you about how I recovered from short-term adrenal fatigue in the last few weeks and all the amazing upcoming workshops I've got planned.
A common cliche of the modern city dweller is lamenting the fact that there is not enough “fresh air” in the city or discussing with friends the need to get away for a weekend to reconnect with nature. This of course is probably not true for all residents of big cities but the fact that technology detoxes, yoga retreats and general country escapes are as popular as ever means that as citizens of a metropolitan jungle we acknowledge our intrinsic longing to be in nature.
The desire to come together on varied occasions and connect with our friends, family, groups, community etc is culturally celebrated across the globe Some of you may well have already before heard that what I’m about to say next;